Harry Woolf

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Harry Woolf (Lord Woolf) is a crossbench peer in the House of Lords, having joined on the 1 October 1992.


Woolf is a former high ranking lawyer and judge. His legal career started in 1955 and in 1973 he was appointed first Treasury Counsel, representing the Government in cases. As a judge he was appointed Lord Justice of Appeal, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, Master of the Rolls and Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. He retired from the British courts in September 2005.[1]


Lord Woolf helped set up the commercial court of Qatar, "the first common law court in a shariah law state," his secretary told the Wall Street Journal.[3]



  1. The Rt. Hon. the Lord Woolf Blackstone Chambers, accessed 14 January 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lord Woolf Parliament.UK, accessed 14 January 2015
  3. Politics and Business in the House of Lords Wall Street Journal, accessed 14 January 2015